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Is the Greek debt saga finally over?

A large cash buffer and new debt relief measures limit the risk the Greek government runs into payment difficulties in the short run. Yet due to its high debt Greece stays dependent upon the mercy of Eurozone partners and the markets for a long time.

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The voice of Italy

Sunday 4 December, Italians will vote on a constitutional reform that should support policymaking in Italy. Yet the reform is not without downsides. The suggestion that a 'No'-vote would put Italy on a path towards leaving the Eurozone is wrong.

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EU exit contagion risk

In this Special we focus on political exit contagion risk of ‘Brexit’ to other EU countries. We look at the current political landscape in the EU and the rising trend of Euroscepticism. Although we still consider a repeat of ‘Brexit’ more unlikely than likely in all member states, some countries are certainly worth watching in the year ahead.

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Plan B: monetaire financiering (Dutch)

Directe monetaire financiering is waarschijnlijk effectiever en minder verstorend dan QE. De kans op inzet is klein, maar voorbereidingen op eventueel gebruik zijn wenselijk. Alleen de ECB zou moeten gaan over inzet, maar medewerking van overheden is wel vereist.

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Statusupdate ‘dossier Griekenland’ (Dutch)

Met de vier maanden verlenging van het steunpakket is de acute crisis verdwenen. Desondanks blijft het ‘dossier Griekenland’ de komende maanden spelen. Deze Special behandelt de feiten en fabels over Griekenland en de gevaren van een Grexit.

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Het sociale gat van de eurozone (Dutch)

De werkloosheid in veel Westerse landen is op dit moment zeer hoog, zeker in de eurozone. De huidige regels in de eurozone zijn echter vooral gericht op het op orde krijgen van de overheidsfinanciën en niet op arbeidsmarktproblemen.

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Financial Crisis Investigation (Special)

The global financial crisis has not reached its final act just yet. But it would still be useful to take a look back and see what we have been through and, more importantly, how we got ourselves in such a mess in the first place.